A venous skin ulcer is a shallow wound that typically happens on the lower leg. It is caused by slowed blood circulation called venous insufficiency.
To help your skin ulcer heal, your doctor may also remove dead tissue from the wound. This is called debridement.
With debridement, your doctor removes any dead or
poorly healing tissue from the surface of a skin ulcer.
Debridement methods include:
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerMargaret Doucette, DO - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Wound Care, Hyperbaric Medicine
Current as ofMarch 20, 2017
Current as of:
March 20, 2017
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Margaret Doucette, DO - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Wound Care, Hyperbaric Medicine
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